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I Feel Like I'm Trapped Inside Myself

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    I'm So Lost

    I feel so stuck inside myself. I can't be myself. The person who I want to be is getting more and more buried and I'm so scared that I'm going to be stuck like this forever. I'm losing myself. I don't even know who I am anymore.. 
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14, 2010

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    Always Have Been

    I've come to terms and have learned to accept who I am inside. I'm fine with my personality, my beliefs, what I like and don't like. I just can't stand who I am on the outside. Every time I look in the mirror, I don't see myself. I don't look like...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2008

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    Trapped

    Trapped,not again,This time,It's serious,Feel like,I'm inside myself,Not lookin' good,Need out,So I can breathe again.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 2, 2012

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    So Much More

    Who I am on the outside absolutly does not reflect who I am in the outside. There is so much I want to do but can't because of my asma (I am a terrible speller). I feel like if I looked like I did on the inside I wouldn't be trapped.
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2010

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    Trapped In A Room Called My Body.

    I am trapped in a room called my body and I can't get out. The door wont open. I am screaming let me out, banging on the door. It wont let me out. no one hears me. please let me out. I want to be free. I want to be free!
    boo864 boo864 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    The Wall

    I`m not sure where to begin, I just feel I really have to get this off my chest...for example, today, some friends made me and other people a beautiful surprise, and we were all there, we could express ourselfs and so on...between them there was this guy thta I used to like a...
    gia99 gia99 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    Im Trapt.

    You know how you feel when are in an elevator and you can't get out till it stops? Or that feeling you get when your own an amusement ride spiraling out of control. That's how i feel.( trapt) It weird when the simple things make you cry. When you don't know a person ,yet you...
    allbutpretty allbutpretty 13-15, F Aug 26, 2010

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    Trapped and Tryign to Find Away Out

    I feel alone trapped in hell, I think this depression has been my own personal hell. I have never felt so down in my whole life. I have never thought of killing myself and not wanting to be around before the things that have happened this year. I miss my life I miss the way I was...
    MiseducatedChik MiseducatedChik 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2008

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    No Mom, So How to Really Know Love

    I think, without a mom in my life, no true unconditional love, I've never really known  how to REALLY experience true love and without true love, what else is there to live for?  Pot, kept me going, like "normal" folks, but now without, it's been really hard...
    cajunpetunia cajunpetunia 46-50 1 Response Sep 28, 2008

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    Always

    I have always felt as if I am trapped inside of myself. It's as if there's an invisible barrier keeping me from connecting with the rest of the world, and try as I might, I can't break through the barrier. It has always existed and has always been a part of me. It keeps me from...
    ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    I Feel So Trapped and I Can't Function.

    I feel like I'm trapped inside myself and can't escape. I can't breathe and I feel like a robot unable to listen to my inner self. I am so tired of myself. I have no one to talk to about anything because I have NO ONE. I'm sick of having to hold in everything, and just telling...
    ImSuffocating ImSuffocating 16-17 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    Putting Reality On Hold.

    I’ve never been good at expressing myself, except through my art. I don’t like to talk much or argue, so I don’t. Because of that, I’m often misunderstood. Sometimes I scream, silently. I am lost inside myself, because I don’t understand what I’m doing or what I am...
    Tamsi Tamsi 18-21, F Nov 3, 2012

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    B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L ...

    What exactly does that mean cause I don't remember the last time I felt that
    luubug luubug 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    And I Can't Get Out

    I am seriously trapped inside myself. I literally don't have a clue of how I am supposed to behave around others. I always seem kind of lost. It makes me sad that not a single person in this world knows the "real" me, because I never show the real me as I am  trapped inside...
    gamingzone3 gamingzone3 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    I have been living in the same small(ish) town

    for 15 years. I'm so tired of it. There's a few things I enjoy, I volunteer for a soup kitchen and am part of a church I enjoy, but other than that, I'm miserable. Every day I deal with discouragement, reasons for me not to leave, and advice I don't want to here about from my...
    morganraebradley morganraebradley 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Feeling Trapped Inside Myself.

    So lately, I've been feeling almost trapped inside my own body. I know that probably sounds really strange, but sometimes I feel 'slow' with my movements and it's like my arms and legs lose feeling in them. But if I concentrate on that body part and try to move it, the feeling is...
    MissKady MissKady 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2012

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    A Tricky One

    I get told all the time how funny and awesome i am by people, but i do not believe it at all. Every time i want to do something, something else inside me tells me not too. I feel like i missed out on so much because of this and its not letting up at all. If anything i am feeling...
    boby6 boby6 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 26, 2011

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    A Never Ending Friendship Nightmare.

    Okay. For a few months, I have been having some serious friendship troubles that have made me feel so trapped within myself, it's beginning to drive me crazy.I feel depressed all the time - and even after spending time with friends all day, the feeling swallows me the minute I'm...
    DragonTwirl DragonTwirl 13-15 Aug 30, 2012

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    I Need A Revoltion

    My freshmen yr in college. I'm 18 and feel like in going through my mid-life crisis. How am I supposed to know what I want to be, what the right path is, what my passion is? I am so uninspired by life right now, not able to even force myself to get up for food and water when its...
    Nieceq Nieceq 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2010

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    Omg I Dont Understand What Is Happening To Me

    i study everyday and the next day i feel like i dint do anything yesterday,and i feel packed in a box everyday,my exams will be starting soon,i don't understand what to do,and i even don't know what i am scared for,so many days has passed but this thing is not ending,but now i am...
    kunal1993 kunal1993 18-21 Mar 18, 2013

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    I'm Sick and Tired of Hurting Like This!

    I'm getting sick and tired other people's feelings and wants to before mine. I want to be with this guy and everything and i talked to my aunt uncle and my parents about it and my dad just talked me out of it I'm sick of it! I hate doing this this is NOT fair to me i called the...
    wtpoohbear19 wtpoohbear19 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2007

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    I'm a teenager and I do things

    that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with about anyone and I'm very easy to get along with. I'm not one to judge nor discriminate. I love giving advice and I try to be a...
    findingmytrueself findingmytrueself 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Confused.

    The years have passed so quickly. Where has it all gone?I can still see past events as if they occured last week. In reality they occured many years ago. Time flies so quickly and one mistake is all it takes to change everything. Ive changed in many ways,made lots of mistakes i...
    talisman2010 talisman2010 51-55, M Feb 6, 2010

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    I Wish That It Didn't Affect Me the Way That It Does

    I am so trapped inside myself, I don't know who I am anymore. I am in love with someone who doesn't love me back. We had been secretly intimate for five years, when suddenly it just ended. I don't understand what happened. I get many excuses when it finally comes up. The...
    Sera Sera 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    Okay so it all started

    when I was about 8 years old. We went to kings island and I rode this roller-coaster with my dad and I didn’t like it so I curled up into a ball and had my neck kind of kinked, I went home and ever since then I’ve been getting nauseous at night to the point where I would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 12

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    Here I Go, Zipping Off My Skin.

      Dammit, why can't I just step out of this body. I am stuck in my fleshy arrangement of cells, I feel like I am trapped in this body because I am. Perhaps my brain could be removed and sit elsewhere for awhile, that way I would be outside of my body, but would I then feel...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 5 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    Its Like The Seeds Were Planted In My Mind.

    It seems like i've always been in a weird transition phase in my life.  I'm always telling myself that once I get passed whatever stage it is i'll be who I am suppose to be and I will be planted on the ground. No longer feeling like i'm floating all the time. But the...
    milesdleeg milesdleeg 18-21 1 Response Jul 15, 2010

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    Im Trapped In This Place

    i feel like the burned out office worker, having slaved and sweat for years for what in retrpspect feels like no more than an inch of progress. I live in the la area. Ive been writing music for the last 6 years of my life. I just recently burned a leech that was attached to my...
    walto89 walto89 16-18, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2007

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    Don't Let Me Get Me!

    And I can't begin to describe what it's like. Inevitably, I know it holds me back. I guess this song suits me all too well:  
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Aug 24, 2010

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    I Look Different to the Ways Im Feeling?!?

    Growing up both parents were completely useless at showing me love. Never any hugging or saying "I love you" This to me now at 31 seems really weird. I think because of this Im now not very good at emotional stuff either. The thing is, on the inside I really am the most...
    sadnlonely sadnlonely 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 26, 2007

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    I always care about what I am wearing,

    how I look, and how I make myself seem to others. By doing that, I keep all of my emotions inside of me. My anger, jealousy, hatred, loneliness, I have it all inside of me. And I feel like it's getting harder and harder to breathe. I mean, don't you ever get a feeling in your...
    LivingGreen LivingGreen 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Trapped Within.

    It feels really good to know that there are others out there that feel "trapped" too.  My entire life I have just felt trapped within myself, I can't explain the feeling.  Just always, painfully shy, struggling within.  I can't believe that I am not the...
    pinklollipop pinklollipop 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2007

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    I Won't Let Myself Speak Up

    There are so many times where I just want to say something in a group or I just want to be my crazy, silly self. But I just will not let myself. I hate that feeling of being trapped inside of myself. My fear of saying something stupid doesn't let me be who I...
    minnie22mouse minnie22mouse 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    Oh Dear.

    How do i start this? I lie awake all night, listening out for anyone that might pass by my house, or the cars that buzz. And i can't get out,ive not been out in so long, I'm not sure if i'm scared, im more tired. Yeah its depression and the doctors are taking their time finding...
    openupyerskull openupyerskull 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2010

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    Reaching For You

    I am desperately reaching for you with all I've got, with eyes on fire, and my insides a raging inferno. However, it is not hate, and it is not anger, nor is it rage. It is a tremendous force that I can not find the right words for. It makes me want to collapse backwards, twist...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    Trapped Forever.

    Trapped in my head, trying to escape memories of a life I once had. Fear of confronting my worst pain, fear of face to face that day I’m sure to go insane. Hatred built up for so long, guilty of life lived so wrong. A day without remembrance will never pass, a day for death...
    justjamie15 justjamie15 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    Why Can I Express?

    I'm stuck. Seriously, I'm stuck! I don't what to say or how to say it? I'm not happy with my current situation and I'm literally stuck with what to do... Making life changing decisions right before Christmas are not ideal at all and I don't think they would benefit anyone...
    MarchTheMarch MarchTheMarch 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 14, 2010

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    Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again

    http://hypem.com/track/1107658/Bob+Dylan+-+Stuck+Inside+Of+Mobile+With+The+Memphis+Blues+Again
    heavyduty1 heavyduty1 66-70, M Aug 25, 2010

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    I Feel Trapped

    I feel like I'm trapped in my body, in my society, my family, my friendship group with people who are in the same income group as me. I am trapped into getting a good job, getting married, having 1.9 children and dying at 80. I want to have nothing because then I feel I would be...
    TotieBabie TotieBabie 18-21 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    How'd I Get In Here?

    and why is the door always locked? How come he gets to come and go as he pleases? I've been in here far too long now.. All the days are blending together like some tasteless smoothie. Except it's like one of those diet drinks, where you're blindly following a stringent set...
    Cleaveland Cleaveland 22-25, M Oct 21, 2013

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    Non-Religiously Trapped

    ‘I feel trapped inside myself’. What a great title! This completely explains my current situation of de-converting from a Christian to Atheist. I would like to say before I start with my experience, it is a big relief to know there are others trying to speak their voice in a...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M Feb 12, 2013

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    I Feel Like I'm Trapped Inside Me

    I suppose depression is like That. I am 43. I seriously need To get a life. I have no friends. I'm stuck up in my room in my Mums house i never go out. My friends have all got on with Their lives met girls houses .. But I am stuck. I am lonely. Life is passing me by . Even my 63...
    defoekeane defoekeane 36-40, M Aug 2, 2013

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    So Subtle I Haven't Noticed It For Too Long....until Now

    So I haven't always had the easiest life but who has right? I think I really get the feeling of being trapped inside of myself or more apropriately lost inside of myself when I first got to college....I was so terrified and apprehensive of everything since I was going to a huge...
    Veronica822 Veronica822 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2009

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